On Dec. 1, 2021, Summerland reached a temperature of 20.4 C. This is significantly warmer than any December temperature recorded in previous years. (File photo)

On Dec. 1, 2021, Summerland reached a temperature of 20.4 C. This is significantly warmer than any December temperature recorded in previous years. (File photo)

Summerland shatters December heat record

Temperature of 20.4 C eclipses past record from 1932

The month of December started off warm in Summerland, shattering the previous high temperature record for the month.

On Dec. 1 at noon, the temperature reached 20.4 C. This is well above the previous record of 15.6 C, set on Dec. 2, 1932.

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While temperatures can and will rise above freezing in December, it is rare for the temperature to exceed 12 C during the month.

In the past, only a few days have seen temperatures as mild as those recorded on Dec. 1.

On Dec. 27, 1980, the temperature reached 15.5 C. On Dec. 11, 1921 and Dec. 2, 1941, a high temperature of 14.4 C was recorded in Summerland. And on Dec. 18, 1936, the thermometer reached a high of 13.3 C.

Last year, the temperature reached 12.3 C on Dec. 20.

The normal high temperature in Summerland for this date is 0 C, and the normal low is -6 C.

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